February 14, 2006
Boyd Group Finalizes New Trading Partner Arrangements
Not for distribution to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.Winnipeg, Manitoba - February 14, 2006
- Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD.UN) today announced that it has now finalized and closed its new arrangements with trading partners that include a long term exclusive agreement to purchase paint products and a new US $13 million credit facility with a U.S. Bank. These arrangements in combination have provided Boyd Group with funding to satisfy all pre-existing trading partner obligations and refinance a portion of existing debt upon favourable terms. Concurrent with these new arrangements the Fund’s senior lender has increased the Fund’s operating line from $10 million to $12 million.
“These arrangements represent a meaningful accomplishment towards our stated goal of improving our financial flexibility”, said Terry Smith, President and CEO of the Boyd Group.About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. is the largest operator of collision repair centres in Canada and among the largest in North America. The company operates locations in the four western Canadian provinces principally under the trade names Boyd Autobody & Glass and Service Collision Repair, as well as in six U.S. states principally under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass. The company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with affiliated service providers throughout the United States. The Boyd Group Inc. is focused on its plan to be a leader in the consolidation of the highly fragmented North American collision repair industry, recently estimated to generate approximately $40 billion in revenue annually. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our Web site at www.boydgroup.com. About The Boyd Group Income Fund
The Boyd Group Income Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended mutual fund trust created for the purposes of acquiring and holding certain investments, including a majority interest in The Boyd Group Inc. and its subsidiaries.
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